The executive director of the Center for Assessment, Scott Marion, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the uncertainty surrounding annual math and reading assessments this spring, and what schools can do to maintain instruction and accountability in 2021. Marion, with Lorrie Shephard, wrote one half of an EducationContinue Reading

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had recently finished their latest history unit on the enslavement of Africans in America. Students at Rise, a public charter school that serves students in fifthContinue Reading

1 Queen Victoria and Albert’s relationship The love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is a tempestuous romance known the world over. But do you know about any of the men in Victoria’s life before Albert? Author Helen Rappaport explores the suitors who attempted to win the hand ofContinue Reading

Among California’s many distinctions, the state stands out for the minimal requirements it imposes for high-school graduation, among the most lenient in the United States. California is one of a handful of states that require just three years of English and two years of math to earn a high-school diploma.Continue Reading

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush launched ExcelinEd (formerly known as the Foundation for Excellence in Education) in 2008, shortly after ending a tenure as governor marked by a focus on education. ExcelinEd continues his work by developing education policy and conducting state-specific research. It has had a significant impact acrossContinue Reading

Dr Cat Jarman discusses her new book River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Road, which opens up the story of Scandinavian trade, settlement and communication from the Baltic sea right through to Asia. Cat Jarman is the author of River Kings: A NewContinue Reading

In the latest in our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Tom Ellis responds to listener questions about the space race. He covers topics including Cold War espionage, the role played by German engineers with Nazi connections, and the battle to plant a flag on theContinue Reading